Wins and Losses Series: Riley from Young and the Invested – “It’s not what you buy, but what you pay”

Wins and Losses Series: Riley from Young and the Invested - "It’s not what you buy, but what you pay"

Hi, Team!   Welcome to another edition of MikedUp Blog’s Wins and Losses Series, where we interview a generous participant about 4 of the best and worst moments of their life. The point? To learn from the past so that we can improve in the future!   If you’re interested in participating in the Wins and Losses Series, please send me a note here (you don’t have to be a blogger to participate!)   (Photo courtesy of MissFunctional Money)   Check out the complete Wins and Losses Series Here   This week we have: Riley from Young and the Invested!   Take it away, Riley!     My name is Riley Adams and I blog at Young and the Invested, a site dedicated to growing an online community for young professionals looking to improve their financial literacy and develop strategies to reach financial independence.  I’m a senior financial analyst at […]

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Wins and Losses Series: Jon from Compounding Pennies – “My happiness came from impressing others”

Wins and Losses Series: Jon from Compounding Pennies - "My happiness came from impressing others"

Hi, Team!   Welcome to another edition of MikedUp Blog’s Wins and Losses Series, where we interview a generous participant about 4 of the best and worst moments of their life. The point? To learn from the past so that we can improve in the future!   If you’re interested in participating in the Wins and Losses Series, please send me a note here (you don’t have to be a blogger to participate!)     Check out the complete Wins and Losses Series Here   This week we have: Jon from Compounding Pennies!   Jon helps people improve their finances one day at a time at his blog Compounding Pennies. There he writes about his struggles and successes with money. By making small changes every day, you will see a massive change over time.   Take it away, Jon!   When I first read the Wins & Losses series, it […]

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Is it Ever ‘OK’ to Lease a Car?

(Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography)   “Alright, class. Hands up if you’ve ever leased a car…” As the instructor deliberately surveys the group, her eyes can’t help but land on the guy in the back row with his hand up.   He’s wearing a bro-tank with his hand about 3 inches above his head at just the precise level where he could either be admitting that he’s leased a car or that he’s going for a quick swipe of the forehead… It’s just too difficult to know for sure.   As the instructor studies further, she sees the text on his bro-tank…  It reads the title of some obscure personal finance blog she’s heard of. The instructor points… “You, there. You have leased a car???”   The embarrassed but proud gentleman raises his arm above the threshold and nods his head. “Two actually…”   “WHAT!?!?!?”     Although my nightmare […]

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